What We Do

Success for Students with Special Needs


We help you advocate for your rights and those of your child. We advise you on how to obtain special education programs and services for your child, and we represent you in actions so that you receive the best possible free appropriate public education.

Fair Discipline


Harsh discipline practices cause students to miss learning time, and can push students out of school. We help you work through student hearings and appeals, and identify solutions to keep your student in school.

Collaboration & Education


Working with community partners, we help families become educated and engage in self-advocacy, and we work with providers to close gaps to education and services.

Special Education


We help students and families:

  • Obtain appropriate education and educational placement
  • Effectively create IEPs and 504 plans
  • Assure in-class aides and accommodations
  • Obtain appropriate speech, occupational, physical therapy, and other special services 
  • Challenge school disciplinary actions impacted by your child's disability 
  • Address problems with bullies inside and outside the classroom

We also assist  in disagreements concerning your school district’s evaluation and classification of your child. We help you obtain an independent evaluation to determine what special services your child might need. 

Student Discipline


If you or your student have been charged with a violation of the student code of conduct and are facing long-term suspension or expulsion:

  • You lose valuable rights and opportunities if you delay responding appropriately.
  • Seeking immediate assistance about your rights from a lawyer is not "avoiding responsibility."  You are not doing anything wrong by asserting your legal rights.
  • We work with you so that you fully understand the disciplinary process, how to communicate with the district, how to defend against a conduct complaint, and how to achieve the best possible results.

Community Collaboration


Working with those in the disability community, the health community, the juvenile justice community, and the education community, we provide workshops, consulting, and coordinate efforts to close communication gaps.